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Old April 28th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Redfield 3x9 scope, military??

I was looking for a nice 3x9 scope for my target .22 at a gunshow today and I saw a Redfiend with target knobs. I've never seen one like this on a vintage redfield so I picked it up and looked at it and it had RT-6 which looks electropenciled on the bottom of the scope.

About everytime I've seen electropenciling on a scope it has something to do with the military.

What do you guys think? Here are some pics. I've seen something similar to this on Vietnam M14's.






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Old April 28th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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Does it have the accu-range reticle?

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Old April 28th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what the accurange looks like, but it just has a standard crosshairs or that is what I would describe it as.

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Old April 28th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #4
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My understanding is that all of the military Redfields had the ranging reticle on it.. I've heard it called a few different things, but accu-range is usually the one I heard it called most. It looks like this:



Either way, you have a nice older Redfield target scope!

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Old April 28th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #5
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This is about as close as it gets, from what I've read: http://www.ebay.com/itm/REDFIELD-1-T...-/120758639575

The early ones were annodized green, but over the years the annodizing on them looks really strange. The later contract ones were black, and they they switched from Redfield to USO for the M40A1. At least that's how it was explained to me.

From Wikipedia on the M40 rifle:


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Old April 28th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #6
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Mine is identical but without the range markings. But it's just interesting with that marking.

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Old April 28th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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could have been a team marking

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[C]ould have been a team marking
Or any number of other things. Used to see some "AMTU" scopes along of several odd sorts, Could even be an "on base" hunting rifle scope.

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Old April 28th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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Redfield produced the 3 x 9 variable "Accu-range" as a commercial scope in the mid 60s with a gloss black finish.The same scope was then adopted for the M40 sniper rifle but was anodized green.No difference in the scopes except for the color. The replacement scope after the green one was an updated satin black 3 x 9 variable "accu-range".The scope for the M14 was (Leatherwood designed) Redfield AR-TEL with cam device.
The "Accu-range" scope has low turrets...Redfield also made the "Accu-trac" scope (early 70s IIRC),looks similar to the "Accu-range" but has much taller turrets.
Here is a "real deal" Green one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200623537306...84.m1423.l2649

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Old May 25th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #10
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Greetings,

I have a similar Redfield on my 1903A4, except it's a 4-12x. Here is a photo:

http://analogbros.com/private/Fire%2...e/DCP_4774.JPG

I don't know anything much about it and am interested to know whatever info is out there. It was on the rifle when I received it in "sporter" configuration. Figured I'd keep in when I did the restoration. It's a bit rough turning the mag and focus rings, but otherwise seems to work well. Standard cross hairs, no ranging.

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Maybe you find this intresting?
These are scan's from my USMC 1969 Sniper manual.
it is everything what is in there on the Redfield 3 x 9 tomb stone, scope.













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"Accu-range" and "accu-trac" are 2 different scopes.The M40 used the "accu-range"

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From the USMC sniper book; It's kind of funny how snipers (and i supose marks"men") are almost solemnly refered to as males when many of the best known snipers and consistant long & mid range shooters are women.

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"Accu-range" and "accu-trac" are 2 different scopes.The M40 used the "accu-range"
Yes your absolutly right, my bad.

I guess in 1969 I think the armed forces did not yet consider women to be in combat duties.

The above scope, by the way, is not a correct M40 type scope, to my knowledge

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